'''Charlton Comics''' was an United States|American comic book
publishing company that existed from 1945 to 1986, having begun under a different name ('''T.W.O. Charles Company''') in 1944. It was based in Derby, Connecticut|Derby
. The comic-book line was a division of '''Charlton Publications''', which published magazines (most notably song-lyric magazines), puzzle books and, briefly, books (under the '''Monarch''' and '''Gold Star''' imprints). It had its own distribution company ('''Capital Distribution''').
Charlton Comics published a wide variety of genres
, including crime fiction|crime
, science fiction
, Western (genre)|Western
, horror (genre)|horror
, War comics|war
and romance comics
, as well as funny animal
titles. The company was known for its low-budget practices, often using unpublished material acquired from defunct companies and paying comics creators...